Goliath Lift Hill Topped Off
Six Flags Great America construction crews are working quickly to prepare Goliath for its rumored early June opening.
Early June? According to a “midnight premiere” promotion the park is running (see the photo below), Goliath is expected to be operating with guests by June 1.
These midnight premiere tickets are limited, so get to the park now and buy some Goliath apparel.
Now, for the more interesting development: Goliath’s 165-foot-tall lift hill has been topped off.
On Friday, the park shared excellent footage of the pieces being put into place:
I went to the park yesterday to see the completed support structure in person.
Goliath’s lift hill can be seen clearly from the parking lot.
Goliath, V2 and funnel cake sundaes — does it get any better than that?
I think I’ve spent more time in the Camp Cartoon area of the park in the last week than I have in my entire life…
…it without a doubt is the best spot in the park to watch construction.
Even on a Saturday, construction workers were busy installing track onto the 180-foot drop.
The inverted roll track has yet to be installed. Hopefully that will happen within the next few days.
Pieces of topper track wait to be installed on Goliath.
The coaster itself looks intimidating, especially when approaching from the X-Flight side of the County Fair area. It will likely look even more intimidating once all of the track is in place.
The X-Flight queue provides another perspective of the coaster’s mammoth lift structure.
Track was also being installed on the lift hill.
I can’t wait until all of the track is installed so that the steepness of the first drop is even more apparent.
Goliath’s support structure gleams once the sun begins to set.
It is by far the most awesome, bizarre-looking wooden coaster I have ever seen in my life.
Stay tuned as we bring you more Goliath construction updates. And remember that you can follow construction live on the park’s Goliath webcam.